At the end of May the UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is leading an armed flotilla on a 28-week cruise more than halfway around the world. The last leg of the voyage will take the strike group into the South China Seas areas of which are in dispute by rival regional claimants. There the UK together with its ally, the US, will conduct further “freedom of navigation” operations which will escalate tensions and even risk an accidental confrontation with another nuclear armed state.
Our speaker is activist, researcher and writer, Dr Jenny Clegg. Jenny is a China specialist, a long serving member of CND National Council, a member of Stop the War Standing Committee and a former senior lecturer in international studies at the University of Central Lancashire.